Halloween in Pairi Daiza

Feast your eyes on Halloween!
From October 28th til November 3d
10:00 – 21:00 CET

HALLOWEEN AT PAIRI DAIZA THIS YEAR MEANS...
A VIDEO SPECTACLE ON THE ABBEY RUINS... 

Each evening come and witness the “Walk of the Tomb Effigies”. By means of a video projection onto the Tower and the ruins of the Abbey, the ghosts of our three recumbent effigies will take us on a journey through the various legends and dramas that are associated with the estate of Cambron, from the construction of the Abbey to the creation of Pairi Daiza. Meet up in the amphitheatre, where there will be several performances daily... 


Halloween at Pairi Daiza from 28/10 til 03/11 from 10:00 tot 21:00 CET.
Access free of charge is granted to the 2017 season pass holders

 

HALLOWEEN AT PAIRI DAIZA MEANS...
LIVE SHOWS AND SPECTACLES...

The Jardin des Mondes will be invaded by the Choir of the Ghostly Friars. Buried a long time ago, they will emerge from the cemetery of the Monks and move along the tree-lined avenue while chanting a prayer using up all their Latin! Don’t try to talk to them, because they won’t see you... With the participation of twenty singers from the “Rencontre d'Ath” choir, who will perform the Salve Regina that used to be sung by the Cistercian monks of the Abbey of Cambron before they went to sleep...

Ready for a ballet macabre? A dozen nefarious characters, dancers in another life, will have the horrible pleasure of presenting you with a “ballet macabre” created just for you! Very soon they will want to invite you to dance with them, and will show you the steps. But beware! You’ll need to have a natural rhythm in your bones...

Nefarious stilt-walkers in the Park. Will you meet the Grim Reaper? What about the scarecrows? They will wander among us, in search of our souls...who will dare to look them in the eye?

And what about the Time-Death spectacle? Six living beings...or are they already dead? They will draw near to a huge hour-glass over 4 metres in height. Time, against which no-one can prevail, will draw them in irresistibly and swallow them up...they have come to give us a message: let’s dance while there is still time!

Anyone want to see a fire show? In a world of contrasting light and dark, fire will be the subject here of a merciless struggle. Be prepared: five masters of the flames will engage in a relentless combat...

Ah...it seems also that ten beings who have returned from the Hereafter will also be walking among us. With strange steps. When suddenly, a desire to dance takes hold of them, for the greatest amazement (and pleasure) of the public...will you encounter them all?  


 


Halloween at Pairi Daiza from 28/10 til 03/11 from 10:00 tot 21:00 CET.
Access free of charge is granted to the 2017 season pass holders

 

HALLOWEEN AT PAIRI DAIZA ALSO MEANS...
GAMES AND COMPETITIONS FOR YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE...

A great disguises competition. Witches, scarecrows, pumpkins, vampires, monsters of all kinds, ghosts, super-heroes, mummies, zombies, gourds, etc. Anything goes at Halloween!  You can also come to Pairi Daiza dressed up to parade in the avenues of the Jardin des Mondes. And take part in our great disguises competition. Every day the visitor with the best costume will leave with a nice gift, in the form of a subscription for the 2018 season.

But what is the weight of the pumpkin? Wow, the pumpkin on display near the Izba is great...but how much does it weigh? 80 kilos? 100? 150? 250? 400? Certainly enough to make a lot of soup, in any case...Estimate its weight: whoever gets closest will leave with a very nice prize!

A square with the most beautiful pumpkins...Have you the soul of an artist? Pairi Daiza invites you to decorate, sculpt, disguise, colour, re-shape and dress up a pumpkin, and to put it on display near the Mill, during the week of Halloween. Anything is allowed. Maybe you will turn it into a pretty sprite, a wicked witch, a weird phantom or a frightening zombie? Give free rein to your imagination - the best creations will be rewarded.

A great game for rediscovering the secrets of the Garden. You thought you knew everything about bats, tigers, spiders, plants, or the temples of Pairi Daiza? You will have to show us... A great game of discovering the secrets of the Jardin des Mondes for young and old, and which will allow you to possibly win great prizes.

 


Halloween at Pairi Daiza from 28/10 til 03/11 from 10:00 tot 21:00 CET.
Access free of charge is granted to the 2017 season pass holders

 

HALLOWEEN AT PAIRI DAIZA ALSO MEANS...
UNUSUAL AND UNEXPECTED SCENES AND SETTINGS...

On the night of 27 October nice mummies and witches will invade and dress it in its autumn and Halloween attire. Little scarecrows will be found in the mini-farm to the delight of the littlest ones, thousands of pumpkins and flowers will embellish the Garden, skeletons will move around the different worlds, trees will turn into phantoms, the train will take on its Halloween colours... An exceptional ambience and atmosphere will give the Gardens a new and unexpected appearance...

If you meander alongside the lake you may be able to see Charon in his boat, slowly crossing the Lake of Hades... On board his flimsy boat, bodies heading for the other world...

And what can we say about the trip to the Cemetery of the Monks? 700 monks are buried there face down...but what are all these little lights, this will-o’-the-wisp show, which appear, disappear, and then reappear? Have their spirits come back to haunt our gardens?

Next, go to the Gorges of Hell. At regular intervals the steps of the rice paddies will turn into an infernal passageway. A thick fog... Strange lights... All under the gaze and within range of the fiery flames of our two dragons. It’s the entrance to Hell!

Beware, the African village is invaded by spiders during Halloween week! Will you dare to have your photo taken with our tarantula...that is three metres in diameter?

And what about having a walk around another cemetery, near the Chateau? A strange abandoned cemetery is to be found there. Let's go, gloomily...

To each his own casket... Long live derision! To help you choose your last resting place, we offer you the opportunity to try out our strange coffins... Four sizes, four different caskets... An "open graves" week in our pastoral burial chamber...


Halloween at Pairi Daiza from 28/10 til 03/11 from 10:00 tot 21:00 CET.
Access free of charge is granted to the 2017 season pass holders

HALLOWEEN AT PAIRI DAIZA ALSO MEANS...
FUN AND ANIMATIONS FOR EVERYONE...

Face-painting for children. This year, face-painting professionals will be on hand to help our children up to and including the age of 12 with face-painting. Thank you to the famous Tagnon school in Mons for providing us with 4 magnificent different face-painting themes, each carried out in 15 minutes. Choose your favourite one!

These “beasties” that frighten us... Would you like to get a little closer to snakes, lizards and insects? Our guides will help us to learn more about these creatures who, usually in spite of themselves, sometimes scare us. An opportunity to learn more about the amazing lives of these little wonders of nature.

 


Halloween at Pairi Daiza from 28/10 til 03/11 from 10:00 tot 21:00 CET.
Access free of charge is granted to the 2017 season pass holders

HALLOWEEN AT PAIRI DAIZA MEANS...
MUSIC…

Several musical groups will be present during the Halloween week. And we have already had confirmation that the Celtic Seven will be here, from 28 to 31 October. They will celebrate Halloween as it should be done, with three 40-minute concerts each evening. All made up as skeletons, of course! 

 


Halloween at Pairi Daiza from 28/10 til 03/11 from 10:00 tot 21:00 CET.
Access free of charge is granted to the 2017 season pass holders

 

FINALLY, HALLOWEEN AT PAIRI DAIZA MEANS...
SPECIAL MENUS FOR ALL TASTES...

"Halloween" feeding sessions for the animals. Our animals are also entitled to their own special programme! This year again, our attendants will concoct a special Halloween menu, to the great delight of the spectators who attend the public feeding times. Bats, lemurs, gorillas, hippos, lions... lick your lips!

And also, of course, special dishes and menus prepared by our chef will be offered in our various restaurants and in the Halloween chalets. Hungry for Frankenstein's carcass in honey, spicy witch's intestine or Hansel and Gretel stew? You are going to make a real Devil’s dinner... But those with more sensitive stomachs can be reassured, the traditional dishes will not all disappear from the menu. 


Halloween at Pairi Daiza from 28/10 til 03/11 from 10:00 tot 21:00 CET.
Access free of charge is granted to the 2017 season pass holders